Change of Flag Postponed for New Zealand

Prime Minister John Key announces that referendum on a new flag is to be postponed until next year. WELLINGTON — New Zealand Prime Minister John...

Australian Election Called

Rhys Clayton, Editor (Oceania) CANBERRA — Australia will go to the polls on September 7 to decide on their new Prime Minister. This snap election, which did not have...

Tonga Prepares for ‘Catastrophic’ Winds as Cyclone Ian Approches

Anthony Segaert, Editor (Oceania)   'Catastrophic' winds are being predicted by Fijian forecasters for the northern parts of the Pacific Island of Tonga. Cyclone Ian has been labelled...

Investment to Push Free Trade Deal for Australia and China

A Chinese investment fund into Australian agriculture could prove beneficial for Australian trade, while pushing for a free trade deal between the two countries. CANBERRA -...

Fiji to Hold First Elections Since Military Coup

Fiji is set to hold its first democratic elections since the military coup of 2006 in September, but there are still concerns over the...

The Civilian Party: Promising New Party or Hoax?

The Civilian Party is aiming to run for New Zealand's upcoming elections, promising llamas and free ice cream to kids living in poverty. Is this...

Possible Online Voting for New Zealand

New Zealand electoral commission is looking into possible online voting for the 2017 election WELLINGTON — The New Zealand electoral commission is looking into the option...

Metadata: Australia’s new data retention law explained

Australian parliament passed metadata retention bill which allows government agencies and telecommunications companies to store metadata for up to two years. CANBERRA - The Telecommunications (Interception...

ANZAC Day centenary 2015: the legend lives on

 This year's ANZAC Day holds a special significance: 100 years since the day Australian and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli to fight in...

Australian Telecom Company not punished for Privacy Blunder

Iris Segers, Editor (Oceania)   MELBOURNE - Telstra, an Australian telecom company, has managed to avoid a fine for failing to protect the privacy of over 700,000...